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Captain Beefheart: Clear Spot (Reprise K54007)

Mark Leviton, Redbrick, 18 October 1972

EVEN IF you've never heard Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band, or heard them and hated them, you must hear this year's most interesting musical event: the release of the new Clear Spot (Reprise K54007) is a departure (of sorts) for the Captain, straight into a more commercial sound but maintaining the rhythmic and melodic complexities and the lyrical imagination which characterises all his work.

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